Robin Duff (1947-2015)  [image: Gareth Watkins]

Robin Duff (1947-2015)

Robin Duff

In this podcast Robin Duff talks about many of the activist groups he was involved with in the 1970s, being the first openly gay man in New Zealand to stand for Parliament, and the beginnings of the National Gay Rights Coalition which grew into a membership of 65,000 people. Robin died on 16 February 2015.

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This podcast was made possible through generous support from the Rule Foundation

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Record date:7th April 2013
Interviewer:Gareth Watkins